Lucy had been an outside dog until this happened:
Yep - - that was the ice storm of '11. Big ole branch came crashing down, right on her pen. Good thing she was in her house (the one in the pen, not the other one)...... Mr. Inspiring put her in the garage after that happened. And because she made no messes in the garage, he FINALLY believed me and my son that she was 'potty trained'. Mr. I-really-hate-dog-slobber decided she could come in. And he has spoiled her rotten!!! Everytime we go to WalMart to get her some food, she has to have a new toy (or 2) and some treats!!
We had always kept her food in a galvanized trash can in the garage. And when she moved in the house, her food didn't. We had to go out to the garage to get it for her. Which, in a 'normal' house that wouldn't be a problem. However, I KNOW I've never claimed my house to be normal...... It was built in the very late 60's or very early 70's, and didn't have a garage. It had a carport. That someone decided to make into a garage. But........... there's no door from the house to the garage/carport. You either have to go out the front door or out the sliding glass door on the back. That's ok on a nice day. But this is the 'rainy' season....
I had Mr. Inspiring empty the food into another container and I taped off the handles. I got some semi-gloss black spray paint and painted the outside of the galvanized trash can. I think I put about 4 coats on it. A couple of days later, I cut the cute letters out of vinyl (some more of my stash from our graphics place in town - Thanks again, Mr. B!!) using my cricut. I used my SCAL2 and downloaded the fonts. Too Cute!!
Here's the end result.
Now, we can have her food in the house, and it looks kind of fancy!!!
I'm also working on another one for the cat food. My other 2 furbabies feel left out and they told me about it last night.......... I'll post that one later this weekend!
I hope you're having a great week so far!! NINE more days til vacation!! I'm soo ready!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
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